Beyond honour: a historical materialist explanation of honour related violence

"Beyond Honour" addresses the issue of honour related violence by using Marx's Historical Materialist approach. This study is a blend of academic research and personal experiences. It is an attempt to look beyond the cultural notion of honour as the main/only motive behind gender-base...

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Main Author: Khan, Tahira S.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Karachi [u.a.] Oxford Univ. Press 2006
Edition:1. publ.
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Summary:"Beyond Honour" addresses the issue of honour related violence by using Marx's Historical Materialist approach. This study is a blend of academic research and personal experiences. It is an attempt to look beyond the cultural notion of honour as the main/only motive behind gender-based violence by examining related issues through historical academic research along with the simple narration of present day stories of victims around the globe.
Honour/passion related violence: locating the kinds and contexts -- Honour, passion and violence: redefining terms, actors and mechanism -- Construction of female sexuality: religious roots -- Challenge of sexual transgression: ancient and modern legal responses -- Pakistan scenario: who suffers? -- Economics determine boundaries -- Love transgresses boundaries -- Society guards boundaries -- Legal system favours perpetrators of violence -- Politics respond to vested interests -- Is there hope for tomorrow?
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XXIII, 361 S. 23 cm
ISBN:0195979028
9780195979022